Georgia E. Campbell, age 79, of Storm Lake died on Saturday, July 13, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following a lengthy illness.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 16, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church with Reverends Connie Spitzack and Mark Youngquist officiating. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta. The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Stained Glass Window Fund at St. Mark Lutheran Church.
Georgia Eleanora Johnson was born May 22, 1923 in Afton Township, Cherokee County, the daughter of Edwin "Ed" and Norma (Johnson) Johnson. She graduated from Alta High School and then attended Buena Vista College to earn a 2-year teaching certificate. She taught in Havelock and Alta.
She was married to Verlond "Barney" Campbell on June 18, 1944 in Alta. The couple made their home in Alta and LeMars until Barney was called to service during World War II. Georgia then moved to Storm Lake, after the war, the couple returned to LeMars, then lived in Vermillion, South Dakota before returning to Storm Lake in 1957.
Georgia worked for Dr. Cornish in Storm Lake and from 1975-1988 owned and operated The Shoe Box shoe store in Storm Lake with her husband.
She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church where she participated in WELCA and other church activities. Georgia had a great love of nature, she was an avid birdwatcher and took classes to study wildflowers and desert flora while wintering in the Southwest, she was a member of the Storm Lake Garden Club and enjoyed oil painting. She also was a member of Delphian Club, was active at Witter Gallery at the Storm Lake Library.
She is survived by her husband, Barney of Storm Lake, two sons, Bruce Campbell and his wife, Martha and Brian Campbell all of Valley Center, Kansas; three grandchildren, Michael, Carrie and Chelsea; two sisters, Jeanette Buckingham and her husband, Craig of Alta and Hazel Howard of Ankeny. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Her parents and a sister Gladys D. Johnson died earlier.